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How to move the whole schedule?
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How to move the whole schedule?

How to move the whole schedule?

(OP)
Hi,

Is it possible (and if yes - how?) to move the whole schedule in MS Project without changing durations of any tasks. Let's say we create a project that would end on December 15 and it would take 6 weeks to complete all of its tasks (often linked). Now we want to move the completion date to December 1, moving the start date also as well as all the tasks at once. Can this be done?

Thank you,
Oxana

RE: How to move the whole schedule?

Sure, but only for the linked tasks.

You can change the project start date in the menu selection
 
Project|Project Information

TTFN

RE: How to move the whole schedule?

(OP)
The Project start date is greyed-out and cannot be changed. I can change the start date of the first task but that simply makes the project longer; it does not move the whole project. What am I missing?

RE: How to move the whole schedule?

It seems to me that you have a constraint in the end date of the last activity, or in one task of the critical path, that is not allowing the last task to come. Check for constraints.

Also you say that is greyed out?... like if it were only showing the baseline...  Check for constraints and if that doesn't work, let me see the file.

SANTO.

RE: How to move the whole schedule?

In the menu Project/Project Information check if you didn't shedule your project by end date. Then the start date is grayed out and you must set your end date of the project to your new date

RE: How to move the whole schedule?

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There is little known macro in Project that will move all activities wheter linked or not.

i.e you have project that started on 01/01/04 and there is a repeat starting 01/01/05.

to get there:

Go to "view"   -  "Toolbars"   - "Analysis"

There will now be a new tool bar.

Press Adjust dates.  

And the rest is straight foreward.

You can change the date backward


Cheers

Blooda

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